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Stella Ruze

Stella Ruze emerged out of Philadelphia in 2014. Bandleader Brendan Johnson was a regular musician of the dive bar scene when he connected with co-vocalist Katie O’Donnell through a mutual friend. Soon after, the duo were introduced to keyboardist Mason Wallack and trumpet player Alex Styer. They took on the name “Stella Ruze” (Stella = Star, Ruze/Ruse= ploy/scheme) and created a unique Americana sound that embodies song themes of love lost & found with powerful harmonies and melodic song hooks.

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Friday, August 16